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Exceptional carrots of Yorkshire

16 Jul 2019
Start time
7:30 PM
Tempest Anderson Hall
Dr Liam Herringshaw, Geology, University of Hull

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Exceptional carrots of Yorkshire
Dr Liam Herringshaw,Geology, University of Hull

Large areas of North Yorkshire are underlain by clays and shales of late Jurassic age, including the world famous Kimmeridge Clay Formation, source rock for much of the North Sea oil. However these shales are almost never exposed, so our understanding of their properties, and how they formed, is strongly dependent on boreholes.

This presentation will explain how hunting for samples from boreholes drilled in Filey Bay and the Vale of Pickering led to a carrot shed on the outskirts of Chartres, and how the exceptional materials locked inside have the potential to provide new insights into global climate change at the end of the Jurassic.

This lecture will be preceded by the presentation of the John and Anne Phillips prize